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You're entering the land of abstract thought
One of my favorite trends of 2015--and one that seems to have slowed down--was the integration of digital components into my cardboard games. We've seen board games like XCOM and Alchemists do some great things with in-game apps, but what...

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My biggest hope is that they translate all this into English.
When Nomad Games announced Talisman: Horus Heresy earlier this month, I was interested in the Warhammer 40K theme and how it would all wrap around the existing Talisman mechanisms and didn't think much about the...

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Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair.
Owen first mentioned The Witness way back in 2013. Back then we didn't know much about the game other than it was from famed developer Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid, and that it looked a lot like classic...

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Charlie, here comes the deuce. And when you speak of me, speak well.
Baseball Highlights 2045 has been released for iPad. How's that for a lede? The game, which I'll just call BH2045 from this point forward, is the latest from famed card game designer Mike Fitzgerald.

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Iron Legacy is a bit dramatic, but you get used to it.
Unlike most board games, Sentinels of the Multiverse gets better and better as you add more and more stuff. It adds more options and challenges without bloating the rules, which, largely, remain the same.

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Kind of like when I tried watching scrambled Playboy channel as a kid.
One of my favorite games of 2015 was the unique FMV puzzle, Her Story. In my review I stated, "We can only hope that Sam Barlow is working on a Her Story 2,...

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I'll just wait here, then...
You've probably at least heard of the phenomenon that is Exploding Kittens. An incredibly simple "take that" style card game that brought no innovations or interesting mechanisms to light somehow became the highest funded project in the history of Kickstarter.

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Rolling the bones
Ever since we discovered it back in 2014, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game has been one of our most anticipated mobile apps. It's not just us. Comments at Pocket Tactics, and other places, routinely include questions about the whereabouts of both 7 Wonders and the Pathfinder ACG.

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Tyin' up my white tie, brushin' off my tails.
In a year that was somewhat bleak when it came to digital board game ports, Brass stood out as one of the good ones.

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There was once a burglar, who grew tired of stealing trinkets from the rich and decided, instead, to steal the whole world.

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